5 Things Not To Do On Vacation

Vacation horror stories abound in social media, movies, and from friends. From bogus room rentals to clumsy pick pockets, you have probably heard dozens of tales about distressed travelers and how they found themselves in trouble. Don’t let your vacation become one of those statistics. Here are five things not to do on vacation.

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Don’t Wander Alone

You may feel perfectly safe while wandering around an unfamiliar city, but when traveling, a lone visitor can quickly become a target. From bullying to fighting, the solo runner, adventurer, or hiker can find himself or herself in danger.

Don’t Drink Too Much

If you love trying out new cafes, neighborhood bars, or microbrewerys, be careful not to drink too much. If you appear drunk in an unfamiliar area, you could find yourself the target of a brawl and end up looking for a company like a Denver County bail bonds to rescue you.

Don’t Wear the Bling

Tourists that wear expensive shoes, jewelry, and watches stand out in a crowd. The same is true for people carrying expensive cameras, electronically filled backpacks, and the latest phones. The more expensive the items you wear, carry, or flash, the more of a target you become.

Don’t Ask For Directions

Stopping a group of people that just happen to be following you when you get lost could be a huge mistake. If you need directions in an unfamiliar area, find a well-lit building and enter it. Chances are you will be safer requesting directions from someone indoors than outdoors.

Don’t Flash Your Cash

As a general rule, tourists carry too much cash and flash it too often. When you travel, limit yourself to $100 cash on hand and pay for almost all of your activities, travels, and tours with a credit card. If something is charged that you didn’t participate in, your credit card can reverse charges.

If you visit an unfamiliar town or country, whether you are in the United States or outside, use the five tips listed above to keep yourself and your family out of danger. Better safe than sorry.

Plan Your Long Weekends in 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: Here is a list of long weekends this 2019, based on Proclamation No. 555, s. 2018 declaring the regular holidays and special (non-working) days for 2019. https://www.dfa.gov.ph/dfa-news/statements-and-advisoriesupdate/17606-infographic-plan-your-long-weekends-this-2019

Note: The infographic is not an exhaustive list of all the 2019 holidays declared by Malacañang. This list covers only holidays that fall on a Monday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday (with one vacation leave in between), making the long weekend possible.

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Top Beach Destinations on my Mind

There are a lot of beach destinations that can be visited in different parts of the globe but there are a few places that I want to check in the next few years or so. Traveling may be expensive but I am willing to save up just to see some nice places that will give me wonderful memories to remember.

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  1. Kuta Bali Beach

If you are planning to visit Indonesia then you should visit this wonderful beach. Indonesia is an archipelago made out of different islands with different beaches but Kuta Bali Beach is the best choice if you want a party – centric atmosphere and if you are fond of surfing. I am not a pro but I will enjoy catching the waves that this destination has to offer.

  1. Kamalame Cay, Bahamas

It is a known fact that the Bahamas is one of the best places to visit especially for people who are fond of being near the beach. Kamalame Cay is a private spot that I want to visit someday. It is 15 minutes away by air from Nassau. Just thinking about the crystal blue waters surrounding the island is enough to make me wonder how nice it would be to stay there for a certain period of time.

  1. Railay Beach, Thailand

Known for the high limestone cliffs, Railay Beach is one of the places that I like to visit. This is a very peaceful island that I will surely have a grand time exploring especially because it is serene and beautiful. This can only be accessed by boat so this makes it more remote than other beaches.

  1. Navagio Beach, Greece

Greece is known to be a wonderful and mystical place that a lot of tourists would love to visit but I am highly interested in checking out Navagio Beach which is located in a cove in Zakynthos. This is a beach that is also known as shipwreck beach.

  1. Whitehaven Beach, Australia

This is one legendary beach that I want to visit soon because of how heavenly it looks. The very white sand seems to mix with the crystal blue ocean. There are times when the water looks almost turquoise from a far. I would not mind swimming here even if people are requested to watch out for sharks.

These are just a few of the beaches that I want to visit soon. There are still a lot more that I will also check out once I have reached the different destinations mentioned above.